Search Results: "Greg Jaffe"


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BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: Oct. 13, 2009

"No more optimistic than other accounts of recent bungling by the American military, but a perceptive look at intelligent, capable generals trying their best."
Admiring, insightful biographies of four generals who commanded in Iraq. Read full book review >

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NON-FICTION
Released: July 14, 1995

"A portrait of one man staring into America's societal abyss shouldn't be this superficial."
A well-meaning but ultimately unsatisfying account of a priest's work with youths in the barrio of East LA. Read full book review >

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MINDERS by Michele Jaffe
YOUNG ADULT
Released: Jan. 30, 2014

"The thriller plot combines with contemporary class concerns for a thought-provoking and suspenseful read. (Science fiction. 12 & up)"
This highly original science-fiction thriller sends a privileged, overachieving girl directly into the mind of an angry, poor boy who seems to be her polar opposite. Read full book review >

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LOVERBOY by Michele Jaffe
Released: June 1, 2004

"On all-too-familiar ground, Jaffe (The Water Nymph, 2000, etc.) marches to the sound of the same old hum-drummer."
FBI agent Imogen Page tracks a lady-killing sicko in a by-the-numbers thriller. Read full book review >

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THE ROAD TAKEN by Rona Jaffe
Released: July 3, 2000

"For Jaffe fans, this epic tale may well satisfy; others are likely to find it more cloying than not."
Jaffe (Five Women, 1997, etc.) once again returns to her familiar (albeit formulaic) approach and offers a saga spanning five generations of American women. Read full book review >

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THE WATER NYMPH by Michele Jaffe
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: June 13, 2000

"Enough folderol to make a cat laugh."
The Foscari clan returns, but now the scene shifts from Venice to London in Jaffe's second Renaissance period piece, a follow-up to The Stargazer (1999). Read full book review >

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ROSEBUSH by Michele Jaffe
FICTION
Released: Dec. 9, 2010

"Cleverly written with a finger on the pulse of the target audience—a winner. (Thriller. 14 & up)"
Fear and anticipation stalk this psychological thriller as popular, pretty Jane tries to recover from a hit-and-run accident while wondering which of her beloved friends is trying to murder her. Read full book review >

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THE COUSINS by Rona Jaffe
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Sept. 15, 1995

"If the title's a bit of a bore, Jaffe's plot (or, rather, plotlessness) this time is infinitely more so. (Literary Guild selection; author tour)"
Girl lives happily with boy. Read full book review >

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FICTION
Released: July 1, 1994

"Miscellaneous explanatory notes (including a classification of drums); glossary; extensive bibliography and discography, including addresses of sources; meticulous source notes for each story. (Nonfiction. 10+)"
Ten folktales from parts of the globe as widely separated as the Arctic and Fiji. Read full book review >

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NON-FICTION
Released: April 1, 1994

"At the same time, he underscores the difficulties scientists face in attempting to breed endangered species in captivity and reintroduce them to the wild, especially when native habitat is lost."
An environmental reporter for The Philadelphia Inquirer tells the mysterious tale of the sudden disappearance of birds on the Pacific island of Guam in his first book. Read full book review >

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GHOST FLOWER by Michele Jaffe
Released: April 12, 2012

"A compellingly sinister page-turner. (Suspense. 14 & up)"
In a tense mystery, a former foster kid calling herself Eve Brightman enters a dangerous scheme to impersonate a missing heiress. Read full book review >

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THE ROOM-MATING SEASON by Rona Jaffe
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: April 1, 2003

"For undemanding readers."
Another women-through-the-decades drama from Jaffe (The Road Taken, 2000, etc.), this time based on a premise from a newspaper article she wrote in 1963. Read full book review >